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Asian shares mixed after China cuts key rate, Japan GDP up

Aug. 15, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China's central bank cut a key interest rate and Japan reported its economy picked up momentum in the last quarter. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok fell. U.S. futures edged lower early Monday,...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Aug. 13, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Meari made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture southwest...

Tropical Storm Meari heads to Japan, packed with winds, rain

Aug. 12, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on southwestern Japan as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Meari was on course to make landfall by noon, bringing sudden...

Asian shares mixed after new signs of cooling inflation

Aug. 12, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed Friday in Asia after a muddled day on Wall Street, where benchmarks meandered following another encouraging report about inflation. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 surged 2.5%, catching up on gains after being closed Thursday for a holiday. Hong Kong and...

Japan's Honda sees declining profits on semiconductor crunch

Aug. 10, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first quarter profit fell 33% from last year as a global computer chip shortage, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and the rising costs of raw materials hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Wednesday that its profit...

Asian shares mostly decline on global technology downturn

Aug. 08, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Tuesday amid a global fall in technology shares, including Japan's SoftBank, which has reported hefty losses caused by the market downturn. Such worries are coming on top of concerns about inflation and what central banks might do to curb...

UN chief urges nuke powers to abide by no-first-use pledge

Aug. 08, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries with nuclear weapons to stick to their no-first-use commitment of their atomic arsenals, warning that the nuclear arms race has returned amid growing international tension. “This is the...

Asian stocks mixed after US job gain paves way for rate hike

Aug. 08, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data cleared the way for more interest rate hikes and China reported its exports rose by double digits. Shanghai and Tokyo advanced while Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. Oil prices edged higher. ...

Pelosi: China cannot isolate Taiwan by preventing visits

Aug. 05, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — China will not be able to isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday in Tokyo as she wrapped up an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. Beijing has tried to isolate...

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Aug. 04, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thursday. Toru Kubota, a...